blandishment

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noun blan·dish·ment \-dish-mənt\

Definition of blandishment

  1. :  something that tends to coax or cajole :  allurement —often used in plural < … refuses to yield to their blandishments … — Irving Babbitt>

Origin and Etymology of blandishment

see blandish


First Known Use: circa 1553



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